The Heritage Centre
This summer, the Morley Heritage Centre was opened inside Morley Market during our Love Your Local Market campaign. Peter Aldred’s collection of historical pictures, artefacts and memorabilia dating back a thousand years is now here for you to feast your eyes on.
Visitors are welcome to come along and see first-hand how the area has grown and developed – being able to touch, see and read about the very first Viking parliaments through to an early example of a hand pumped vacuum cleaner – there are stories and examples right through the ages for visitors to enjoy including a set of pictures and stories about St. Marly’s as well as a copy of the Chantrell painting.
When St Pauls Sunday School in Morley was pulled down a time capsule was found, there was also a plaque in the wall which was taken down, cleaned up and presented to St Pauls Church. The original building was built in 1837 and was the first National School, the time capsule contained amongst other things an order of service dated 1908, two newspapers and a Church Magazine. The building was pulled down in 1908 and a new one built in its place.
So much information can be sourced through The Heritage Centre, it’s well worth a visit. Of course, Peter is always on hand to explain some of the more unusual things.
If you want to know more information pop in to Morley Market for a look around. It’s a great experience.
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